NBA Playoffs Pre-Gamin': 76ers at Heat (6:30 CT) and Mavericks at Suns (9:00 CT)

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NBA Playoffs Pre-Gamin’: 76ers at Heat (6:30 CT) and Mavericks at Suns (9:00 CT)

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We’re back in action with a pair of Game 2’s tonight with the short-handed Sixers looking to even things up with Miami and the Mavs searching for answers in Phoenix.

Philadelphia 76ers at Miami Heat

Eastern Conference Semi-Finals: Game 2

The Sixers sorely missed the presence of Joel Embiid on Monday night, and they’ll have to take on the Miami Heat without their star big man once again tonight in Miami with the possibility of going down 0-2 looming.

James Harden was underwhelming on Monday night in the Game 1 loss to Miami, and, I’ll repeat it, he has to be much better, or Philly could be heading home trailing by a pair and in danger of being bounced. Miami is too deep for the Sixers not to get the most out of all of their players, especially one that they traded a massive haul to Brooklyn for at the trade deadline for this very reason.

Broadcast Info & Game/Series Details

Tip: 6:30 PM (CT)
Location: FTX Arena, Miami
Series: MIA leads 1-0
Odds: MIA -8, O/U 208

Starting Lineups

Philadelphia 76ers

1. Tyrese Maxey
2. James Harden
3. Danny Green
4. Tobias Harris
5. Deandre Jordan

Miami Heat

1. Gabe Vincent
2. Max Strus
3. Jimmy Butler
4. P.J. Tucker
5. Bam Adebayo

Injury Report –PHI: Joel Embiid OUT (orbital), MIA: Max Strus DTD (hamstring), Jimmy Butler DTD (hamstring), Kyle Lowry OUT (hamstring), P.J. Tucker DTD (calf), Markieff Morris DTD (knee), Caleb Martin DTD (ankle), Tyler Herro DTD (illness)

Dallas Mavericks at Phoenix Suns

Western Conference Semi-Finals: Game 2

Luka Dončić was phenomenal on Monday night, scoring 45 points while grabbing 12 rebounds for the Mavs in a Game 1 loss to the Phoenix Suns, which is scary for the Mavs chances in this series. If Dončić can turn in a performance like that and the Suns still win convincingly, what can Dallas do to beat Phoenix?

Broadcast Info & Game/Series Details

Tip: 9:00 PM (CT)
Location: Footprint Center, Phoenix
Series: PHX leads 1-0
Odds: PHX -6.5, O/U 216.5

Starting Lineups

Dallas Mavericks

1. Luka Dončić
2. Jalen Brunson
3. Reggie Bullock
4. Dorian Finney-Smith
5. Dwight Powell

Phoenix Suns

1. Chris Paul
2. Devin Booker
3. Mikal Bridges
4. Jae Crowder
5. Deandre Ayton

Injury Report –DAL: Tim Hardaway OUT (foot), PHX: Dario Saric OUT (knee)

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Author: Patrick K. Flowers

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